The Princeton City Council met in regular session Monday night at the Tourism Center in downtown Princeton.

After the Pledge of Allegiance and a prayer Mayor Danny Beavers called the meeting to order and City Clerk Julie Key called roll. The council then unanimously approved the minutes from the November 20th meeting and Mayor Beavers presented the check register to pay bills as presented.

The council then heard various committee and department reports. Police Chief Chris King told the council that the Princeton Police Department is now accepting applications for the David Scott Memorial Toy Drive through December 11th. They are also accepting donations of toys as well. Public Works Director David Sullenger then reminded the council that they will be shutting down the roads downtown Princeton at 4:20PM on Saturday, December 9th for the Christmas parade. The roads will reopen following the parade. The council also heard from the Princeton Fire Department, ABC Council, Code Enforcement Board, Water Commission, Electric Plant Board, and the Airport Board.

Stacey Boone from Thurman and Campbell then addressed the court and presented the 2016 audit. The audit came back as unmodified, which, she assured the council, was good. She then said that the 2017 audit, which is being performed by David M. Anderson, a CPA from Ledbetter, will begin on Tuesday, December 5th, and would hopefully be presented to the council after January 31st, 2018.

Mayor Beavers then gave his Mayor’s Report in which he reminded those assembled that the Princeton Christmas Parade is on Saturday, December 9th, starting at 5PM on Main Street. He also told the council that the sit down meeting with DLZ to determine a course of action for building the new Public Safety Building was tentatively scheduled for the second Princeton City Council meeting of the new year, which would be on January 16th, 2018.

The meeting then moved to unfinished business, of which there was none, so the meeting moved to new business, of which there was none, so Mayor Beavers entertained a motion to adjourn into an executive session. The executive session would merely be to discuss personnel action. Councilmember Alyson VanHooser made the motion, Councilmember Shelia Gates seconded the motion, and the meeting adjourned into an executive session.

The next regular session Princeton City Council meeting will be on December 18th and is open to the public.